TSA hosts 14th Annual Disability and Multicultural Coalition Conference

Friday, September 23, 2016

TSA hosted the 14th Annual Coalition Conference on Tuesday, September 20, in Arlington, Virginia. This annual event brings together leaders of religious, cultural, and disability communities to discuss security screening and issues that relate to these parties of interest. 

“Working and collaborating with the coalition is important as we seek to improve our training methods and better accommodate the needs of travelers from disability and multicultural groups,” said TSA Assistant Administrator Kimberly Walton, Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement. “Every day, TSA officers screen nearly 2 million diverse travelers, and we want to ensure each individual is treated with respect and courtesy.”

The conference focused on TSA programs and initiatives that relate to individuals with disabilities as well as individuals from religious and cultural groups. In addition, TSA shared information about TSA Cares, employment of individuals with disabilities at TSA, TSA Pre✓®, AskTSA, DHS TRIP (redress), and information on filing a claim for property damage. There were also opportunities for attendees to learn about and apply for TSA Pre✓® and DHS TRIP – the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program.